Saturday, 22 January 2011

A Trio of Challenges.

Good morning. I do hope you've grabbed a coffee and are sitting comfortably - this is a long one!! I have 3 challenge cards to share today. 

First up is the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge. This is the card I mentioned earlier in the week - the one I made using scraps I was given, with the challenge to make something from them. I think getting 2 cards out of them was doing quite well.. now where's my prize?? LOL. 

I love these Cosmo papers.

Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness"
Card: PM Kraft
Stamps: Seasons of Love-Tags
Distress ink - Brushed Cordoroy
Sewing Machine & white thread

Do pop over to the blog to see the sketch and what my wonderful teamies have created. 

Next up is my guest designer card for Basic Grey Challenges. The theme this fortnight is Flower Power and the prize up for grabs is a store voucher from Simon Says Stamp. 

I had totally forgotten how much I loved these papers. I matted them on pink cardstock and machine stitched them.

Papers: Basic Grey - Stella Ruby
Card - Bazzil
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Flowers & Lace: Wild Orchid Crafts

 Copics used:
E00, 02, 21, 42, 43, 44, 50, 51, 53, 57 - R81, 83, 85 - G82, 85


Last but by no means least - CES Challenges. This week our theme is Angels & Fairies. 

I received this stamp from the guys over at Wild Rose Studios a while back and have only just now got to ink her up. I coloured her using copic markers and added a little Frosted Lace stickles to her wings. 

My papers are, again, Basic Grey but this time they are Perhaps - another collection I'd forgotten about. An oldie but a goodie!! I machine stitched them all down and added some white lace & flowers to embellish. 

Copics used - 
E00, 02, 18, 21, 51 - RV91, 93, 95, 97 - BG0000, 10, 11 - YR21, 31 - G82, 85

Challenges -
Simply Create - Use your Punches
Pile it On - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia/hAnglar - Sketch by Donalda
Fairy Tale  - flowers
Phindy’s Place - lace & pearls
Simply Create  - use your punches
Raise The Bar - N.E.W. (Nestie/Embellishments/White)
Stamp Something - cute somethings
Wags 'n Whiskers - use a fairy or an angel
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Meljens Designs - pink & red
Penny's Paper-Crafty – anything goes
 Stampin' Royalty - anything with wings
The Corrosive Challenge - Lace & Pearls

Now I gotta run.. Little Man's birthday party tomorrow and he's insisting on having a chocolate birthday cake and blue balloons that tell everyone he's 7 {he's so proud of being 7!!}.. eeeek.. the kid knows how to make me work!! 

Have a great Saturday and I will be back tomorrow with my Grand Calibur/Waltzing Mouse party dance! 



Rica said...

Goodness me Sandie - you've been busy!!! Three fabulous cards. I do like the Waltzing Mouse stamps, I really should get some once I'm off my 'stash fast'. Stunning BG card, gorgeous Tilda and your papers and all your details are scrumptious.
The same applies for your CES card - scrummy papers and details and such a cute little fairy.

Heather xx

Anonymous said...

hi sandie!
these are just amazing! your cards are always so gorgeous! good luck with the cake and party!
big hugs

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Happy Birthday to your little man, hope he has a fab 7th birthday xxx

gorgeous creations here hun, love the papers & images just great!
hugs shell xx

Debgem said...

Gosh, you've been so busy. I think all the cards are really super. I love the star card for the WMSC! But the fairy in the last card is just gorgeous.

Miranda said...

all 3 very gorgeous Sandie, DP's are great love the image in the 3rd one, is very adorable
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Janna said...

really really sweet,sandie! thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week! janna

WencheP said...

Supercute cards. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


*Alison* said...

wow!! just stunning.. this is just beautiful.. all 3 card are wonderful.. Way to "Stack Up" and bring out the PINK in your creation.. Thanks for playing with us at can't wait to see what you create next week..

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow you have been busy gorgeous selection of cards, sue,x

Emma said...

All gorgeous cards Sandie, love the colours and beautiful details.
Hugs Emma x

Louise said...

WOW Sandie! These are all so beautiful! The Magnolia card is my favourite, it´s so stunning the clocks stops ticking for a while :)
Love the colorcombos :)

Janna said...

huhu me again:) think we are in the same facebook waltzing mouse group :) see u on DYSU! janna

Tammy said...

WOW...every single one of these cards are amazing!!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!! :)

Karva said...

I even read the posts!!! I wanted those scraps back :0)
Well done, enojoy the party.

Jo said...

Wow, your cards are all lovely. I'm here for the pink ones (DYSU)and they are wonderful, but i have to say that blue one really knocks my socks off - I love it! Thanks for joining in the fun at DYSU!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

I just had to quickly skip the GC post - upsets me too much !!! hehehe !!

Wow, you have been a busy bee ! All your cards are just stunning but I am partial to your Tilda one ! Love the Stella Ruby papers, I haven't got those and they look delish.

Thank you for joining us at Guest Dt at BasicGrey Challenges again this week.


Jo xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what gorgeous cards, they're so fabulous.

Debbie said...

All three cards are beautiful, great job on all the challenges. And Happy Birthday to your little man!!!


Jean Martin said...

Wow! Everything's gorgeous! You have certainly been very busy! What a wonderful treat!

Sharon said...

What a fabulous card. I love the colourings.
Thanks for joining in the challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Julie said...

Hi Sandie - awesome makes all!! Your Tilda is especially gorgeous but all are beauties!! Juliexx

Sandra Farrell said...

Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Bianca said...

I love all tree of your cards! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

princesskitten said...

What a little sweetie that fairy is - the look on her face

kitten - DYSU team

Lynda Nielsen said...

oh my, all three cards are just beautiful. I'm so glad you decided to join in our Phindy's Place Challenge this week.

Tracy said...

Lovely trio of cards! Great variety. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Debs said...

everyone of them gorgeous!!...thanks for sharing it with us at WNW..hugs..Debs x

skylife said...

Amazing cards! Love the papers, the colors and all the images!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining our “Pink & Red” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Rose said...

fantastic cards :)
So glad you joined us on Simply Create

Linda said...

These are all such fabulous cards!!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create this week...hope to see you again for the next challenge that starts Friday.
Linda - DT Simply Create

Tina said...

You've been busy! Gorgeous creations all around! Thank you for joining us this week at DYSU. xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful cards! Wow, you've been busy!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

MommaJess said...

what lovely cards. It appears as though your creative juices were flowing. Thank you for playing along with the “Pink & Red” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, your cards are amazing. I love all of the details and your coloring is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia and hAngler Challenge Blog!

Hugs, Mindy

Courtney said...

Beautiful cards Sandie! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!